June 10 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— OUTRAGEOUS: GAMBLING IS A VICE: DuPage County Finance Committee will revisit the county’s ban on video gaming in unincorporated areas. Please join Kathy Gilroy, me, and others who will speak at the DuPage County Finance Committee meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7:30 AM, in favor of keeping the ban on video gambling in unincorporated DuPage County.  Based on the minutes of the May 23, 2017 DuPage County Board meeting, a motion will be made at this meeting to refer the matter to another committee. If you are in DuPage County, please urge DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, the 18 DuPage County Board members, and especially, the 3 board members who represent your district, to vote to keep the ban. Needless-to-say, before any vote is taken to lift the ban, public hearings should be held in each of the county’s six districts. In 2009, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) unanimously passed a resolution against video gambling throughout DuPage County. Since then, no MTRCC member has done anything to rescind that resolution. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Obamacare, Medicaid and Illinois: Springfield, what’s your plan? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obamacare-trump-republicans-senate-edit-0612-jm-20170611-story.html
— Gianforte to plead guilty to assaulting reporter before his election to Congress – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gianforte-guilty-plea-reporter-assault-20170609-story.html
— Indiana canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–voting-investigations-indiana-20170609-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF COCHRAN: Court records in Ald. Cochran case detail alleged kickbacks, spending spree with ward charity cash – Jason Meisner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-willie-cochran-bribery-court-filings-met-20170609-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— A grand opportunity for the ‘education governor’ of Illinois – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/a-grand-opportunity-for-the-education-governor-of-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/nationalists-take-a-beating-in-britain-and-could-be-in-decline-here/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans, Democrats united to keep Argonne, Fermilab jobs – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: If during the 1980s and 1990s Republicans and Democrats were united to keep GAO jobs, I might still be a GAO employee.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170609/republicans-democrats-united-to-keep-argonne-fermilab-jobs
— Former Kane Co. Board member’s new job may pose ethical question – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170609/former-kane-co-board-members-new-job-may-pose-ethical-question
— Why you can’t tune out the next state election – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170608/why-you-cant-tune-out-the-next-state-election

 

NBC5
— Bernie Sanders Returns to Chicago – Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-bernie-sanders-returns-to-chicago-saturday-427547173.html

 

WGN TV
— Political duo (Marj Halperin and Chris Robling) on Comey’s testimony and investigation
http://wgntv.com/2017/06/09/political-duo-on-comey-trial-and-investigation/

 

WMIX
— RAUNER THREATENS SPECIAL BUDGET SESSION
http://www.wmix94.com/2017/06/09/rauner-threatens-special-budget-session/

 

WSIL TV
— Voters speak out against politician-edited social media accounts – Tia Rinehart
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35633314/voters-speak-out-against-politician-edited-social-media-accounts

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Property taxes and the bloated elephant in the room – Editorial
http://www.qconline.com/editorials/editorial-property-taxes-and-the-bloated-elephant-in-the-room/article_78130f8d-54bd-5825-af1b-75380e22958f.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Vietnam vet carries PTSD in silence for 35 years – MATT DUTTON  (DIERSEN: Since 1966, when I was 18 years old, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government have used my getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971 against me.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, even worse things, and a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article155137554.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Munger calls out state’s lack of budget at Downers Grove business luncheon – BOB RAKOW
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/06/06/munger-calls-out-states-lack-of-budget-at-downers-grove-business-luncheon/ah4q8f9/

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Rep. Andersson hosts town hall on Illinois budget crisis
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/06/09/rep-andersson-hosts-town-hall-on-illinois-budget-crisis/a2xtljy/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Cook County’s Property Taxes: Uneven, Unequal  But how bad is it compared to other states and counties? – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/June-2017/Cook-Countys-Property-Taxes-Uneven-Unequal/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/June-2017/Welcome-to-Refugee-High/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— 2012 Disneyland Tickets Put on Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District Credit Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/09/2012-disneyland-tickets-put-on-bob-millers-township-credit-card/
— GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/09/gop-recommends-either-dave-stieper-or-ralph-sasso-to-replace-andrew-gasser-on-county-board/
— McHenry Township Board Refuses to Endorse Prevailing Wage
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/09/mchenry-township-board-refuses-to-endorse-prevailing-wage/
— Judge Michael Caldwell Orders Current and Former Algonquin Township Road Commissions & Wife, Township Clerk and Supervisor Not to Destroy Records
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/08/judge-michael-caldwell-orders-current-and-former-algonquin-township-road-commissions-wife-township-clerk-and-supervisor-not-to-destroy-records/
— A Strategy for Eliminating Township Government in Municipalities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/08/a-strategy-for-eliminating-township-government-in-municipalities/
— Orville Brettman Announces County Board Candidacy by Robo-Call
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/06/orville-brettman-announces-county-board-candidacy-by-robo-call/
— Republican Orville Brettman Running for McHenry County Board in District 6
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/05/republican-orville-brettman-running-for-mchenry-county-board-in-district-6/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Rauner, GOP bemoan budget breakdown, blame bickering Democrats – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511125950-rauner-gop-bemoan-budget-breakdown-blame-bickering-democrats
— All play and no work — yet legislators still draw paychecks, policy pro argues – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511125917-all-play-and-no-work-yet-legislators-still-draw-paychecks-policy-pro-argues

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— NIU refuses to produce records OEIG says exist – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/niu-refuses-to-produce-records-oeig-says-exist/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Chicago: A CITY OF CASUALTIES – THE RESULTS OF RAMPANT CRIME – John F. Di Leo
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/06/a-city-of-casualties-the-results-of-rampant-crime.html
— DESPITE SEN. MANAR’S PLEA, SB 1 IS A CHICAGO BAILOUT, REP. REICK SAYS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/06/despite-sen-manars-plea-sb-1-is-a-chicago-bailout-rep-reick-says.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner contributes $1.5 million to the ILGOP
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/09/rauner-contributes-15-million-to-the-ilgop/
— Republican Party tries to connect the property tax assessment dots
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/09/republican-party-tries-to-connect-the-property-tax-assessment-dots/
— Chicago paid $32 million last year to settle police misconduct lawsuits and $20 million on attorneys
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/09/chicago-paid-32-million-last-year-to-settle-police-misconduct-lawsuits-and-20-million-on-attorneys/

 

FEDERALIST
— Illinois Purges Social Workers And Foster Families Who Don’t ‘Facilitate’ Transgenderism  Illinois’s child welfare agency has proclaimed staff must ‘affirm’ gender ideology and ‘facilitate’ LGBT identities for kids—or be fired. – Mary Hasson
https://thefederalist.com/2017/05/30/illinois-purges-social-workers-foster-families-dont-facilitate-transgenderism/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LGBT community celebrates 8-year-old drag queen. Critics call it child abuse – Peter LaBarbera
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lgbt-community-celebrates-8-year-old-drag-queen.-critics-call-it-child-abus

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— The Republican Future – WILLIAM KRISTOL  (DIERSEN: Will Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs succeed in using Trump to destroy the Republican Party?)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-republican-future/article/2008406

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Calls Comey a ‘Leaker.’ What Does That Mean? – CHARLIE SAVAGE  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes slanderously hint/imply/argue/shout that I use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to provide “confidential information to the public in a surreptitious way and without official authorization.” My critics/opponents want me to get their “authorization” before I do anything.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/us/politics/trump-comey-leak.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The word “leak” has no official legal definition. But the term usually refers to the act of providing confidential information to the public in a surreptitious way and without official authorization. That is a neutral description, but Mr. Trump on Friday used the term in a way that was clearly intended to carry pejorative connotations: “He’s a leaker,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Comey at a news conference.)

 

ALBANY TIMES UNION
— TRAGIC: Veterans’ groups seek OK to use video-gaming terminals  Facing fundraising dips, membership drops, posts hope to land video-gaming terminals – Brendan J. Lyons  (DIERSEN: Gambling is an extremely destructive and addictive vice.)
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Veterans-groups-seek-OK-to-use-video-gaming-11194307.php

 

LANSING DAILY TELEGRAM
— Michigan House passes package of bills to punish female genital mutilation
http://www.lenconnect.com/news/20170609/house-passes-package-of-bills-to-punish-female-genital-mutilation

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.